The USO Southeast Region, the non-profit military service organization whose mission is to strengthen America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country throughout their service to the nation, announced the appointment of Darrin Anderson to its regional Board of Directors.

Darrin Anderson, CEO of The Cook and Boardman Group, recently began a two-year term as a board member at the USO Southeast Region.

“The USO has an immense capacity as a military service organization to positively impact the lives of our service members and their families,” Anderson said. “As a West Point graduate and veteran of Desert Shield & Desert Storm, I am honored to serve on the Board and eager to contribute to the quality of service associated with the USO.”

Regional board members serve as USO’s goodwill ambassadors, helping to bridge the gap and build relationships between military and civilian communities, and raising awareness about the needs of military service members and their families. The role and responsibilities of the regional board of directors also include advising the USO Southeast Regional President, Jim Whaley and his staff, regarding active duty service members, fundraising, and strategic initiatives.

“Darrin is a tremendous addition to our board and brings a unique set of capabilities and a passion to serve our military,” Whaley said. “Each new board member brings a distinctive wealth of experience and impressive background that will be invaluable as the USO Southeast Region continues to grow and enhance our mission delivery of critical programs and services for our service members and their families living in the U.S. Southeast.”